Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Tezaab

Jul 29, 2012, 6:59:46 PM (10 years ago)



  • Tezaab

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     41988 173’ col/scope Hindi 
     5d/s/p N. Chandra pc Aarti Ents Bombay, 
     6N. Chandra Prod. lyr Javed Akhtar c Baba 
     7Azmi m Laxmikant-Pyarelal 
     8lp Anil Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Madhuri 
     9Dixit, Anupam Kher, Kiran Kumar, Suresh 
     10Oberoi, Mandakini, Annu Kapoor 
     13Chandra, the maker of the Shiv Sena 
     14propaganda film Ankush (1985), had his first 
     15hit with this Bombay low-life crime movie. 
     16Munna (Anil Kapoor) is in love with the dancer 
     17Mohini (Dixit). Mohini’s father (Kher) is an 
     18alcoholic gambler who lives off his daughter’s 
     19earnings. To prevent the lovers marrying, he 
     20helps Lotiya Khan (Kumar), a criminal hostile 
     21to Munna. Lotiya Khan’s brother tries to rape 
     22Munna’s sister and Munna kills him, earning 
     23himself a year in jail. On his release, Munna is 
     24persecuted by Lotiya Khan, Mohini’s father and 
     25the police. Forced by his bail conditions to 
     26remain outside Bombay’s city limits, Munna 
     27becomes a noted criminal. Mohini’s father and 
     28Lotiya Khan quarrel and Mohini is kidnapped 
     29by Khan. Munna rescues her and defeats the 
     30villains. Most of the film is told in flashback, 
     31narrating the romance between Munna and 
     32Mohini and the violence it engenders (the film 
     33is subtitled ‘A violent love story’). The main 
     34title, meaning ‘Acid’, refers to the way Mohini’s 
     35father disfigures his wife and causes her to 
     36commit suicide, threatening to assault his 
     37daughter in the same way. Chandra places 
     38much of the action in recognisable parts of the 
     39city. However, the film’s spectacular opening 
     40sequence at a rock concert, featuring the hit 
     41song Ek do teen showing Mohini’s kidnap by a 
     42bunch of motor-cyclists weaving through the 
     43crowded streets, is shot in a studio and 
     44presents a fantasy version of New York’s Times 
     45Square. The fanatic communalism evident in 
     46Chandra’s Ankush is echoed here: the hero, 
     47identified as a Maharashtrian, disposes of 
     48several ‘outside’ thugs suggesting that ‘local’ 
     49Maharashtrian criminals are revered by the 
     50people who dislike outsiders interfering with 
     51their home-grown racketeers.